SUR* E111 - Operating Room Skills Seminar (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): ENG* E101 ; MAT* 100 or higher; MED* E125 or HIM 101; CSA* E105 with a grade of C or higher; BIO* E119 or BIO* E115 with grade of C+ or higher
Corequisite(s): SUR* E109 , SUR* E110
The seminar provides the students with the opportunity to practice with supervision, the skills, techniques, standards, and principles that are taught in SUR* E110 Operating Room Technique. This course prepares students for the clinical experience by teaching them the care and handling of surgical supplies, instruments, suture materials, and surgical drapes using hands on skills, simulation, and mock surgery for laparotomy and laparoscopic procedures. This seminar is not only an introduction to the operating room environment but includes a 5-week clinical rotation.
After passing the seminar skills competencies, students will have a clinical rotation as a member of the surgical team under direct supervision. The rotation gives the student the opportunity to build on didactic and clinical skills learned in the seminar. It focuses on minimally complex and specialty surgical procedures that take place in a clinical facility. This rotation is 24 hours per week over the last 5 weeks of SUR* E111. Corequisite SUR* E109 & SUR* E110 .
Course Outline: SUR 111
The contact hours are 8 for the first 10 weeks and then 24 for the last 5 weeks of the course.